Patrick  the Isle of Man


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Patrick like this:

KIRK-PATRICK, a parish in the W of the Isle of Man; on the coast, from the southern vicinity of Peel to Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa mountain. Its post town is Peel, under Douglas, Isle of Man; but it includes Foxdale, which also has a post office under Donglas. Its length, coastwise, is 6 miles; and its greatest breadth is 5¼ miles. ...

Pop. in 1851, 2, 925; in 1861, 2, 778. Houses, 496. Corrin's Hill, on the coast near Peel, has an altitude of 675 feet; and is crowned by a tower, called Corrin's Folly, which was built by an eccentric farmer as a mausoleum for himself, and which serves as an excellent landmark throughout much of the sea to the W of the island. Slieu-Whallin mountain, 2½ miles inland, has an altitude of 1, 036 feet; and Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, on the southern boundary, has an altitude of 1, 445 feet. Another eminence, near the coast, adjacent to Dalby, is 984 feet high. Glen Rushen winds round that eminence; has mines in its upper part; and contains a waterfall near the sea. Another waterfall is at Hamilton, under the SE side of Slien-Whallin; and mines are at Foxdale. Slate also is quarried; and fisheries are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Sodor and Man. Value, £140.* Patron, the Bishop. The church stands 1¼ mile S by E of Peel, and was built in 1715.-The parish, for some time prior to that date, had been united to Kirk-German. The p. curacies of Dalby and Foxdale are separate benefices.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Patrick, in and the Isle of Man | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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